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David Tuson
I recently received some documentation in which I noted one of my great grandfathers served as a coastguard in Moville, Co.Donegal.
I found this site via an article in GENUKI.
After browsing for a short time I recognised this to be an excellent site and had no hesitation in joining.
I have already discovered a few possible answers to my quest for knowledge about my ancestors life in Ireland - I'll post my queries in the relevant threads.
Nice to be on board
Pirongia, New ZealandSmile
Hello David,
Delighted to receive your query, and many thanks for your favourable comment on our site. We would be pleased to check out your great-grandfather in our records if you could give us his surname and Christian name, plus his wife's if possible.Many of the articles on site provide an insight into the the working day of the Coastguard and the participation of his family and local fishermen in times of need during a rescue operation.
Tony Daly
David Tuson
Hi Tony

My great grandfather's full name was Thomas George SHAPTER and his wife was Louisa Mary (nee VINCENT). According to his service record (from National Archives) he transferred to the coastguard service in 1887 and was discharged in 1902.
He was recalled to the service in 1914 to a station at Holyhead.

I am a member of the British-Genealogy Forum and I have posted the address of this site on their Irish Genealogy thread. A reply said they had just joined and agreed with my comments that this is a great site

best wishes
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